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November 18th, 2011
A local church has been given the green light by the City of Borger to move forward with its plans for a recovery center.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council unanimously approved a specific use permit to Fellowship Baptist Church for a recovery center to be located at 920 South Main (Lots 23-24, Block 25, Isom Addition) and scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 6, 2011, to hear comments on the matter.
I've got some good news, and some bad news. The good news is. Friday
afternoon's high temperatures will be much warmer, rising into the upper 60s to mid 70s across the region!
The bad news is. southwesterly winds will be strong blowing around at 20-30 mph with higher gusts possible. Low relative
humidities, strong winds and lots of dry fuel across the region will lead to elevated fire weather conditions, so be careful out there!
From the KVII Storm Search Weather Center
On Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 an Amarillo Pharmacist will be coming to Curves of Borger to give those who need them free flu shots between 11 a.m. through 1 p.m.. Those wanting to pay a $10 donation are welcome to do so. Curves is at 515 N. Main in Borger.
There were no serious injuries reported in a wreck occurring Tuesday on Third and Hedgecoke.
According to Superintendent Chance Welch, a bus carrying seven students was stopped at that particular intersection. When the light turned green, the bus proceeded forward.
However, an SUV in the same area thought it still had a green light, and ended up colliding with the front end of the bus it as it went through the intersection.
On November 15, 2011 a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jose Luis Fernandez, aka â€śJunior,â€ť 37, Francisco Villanueva Fernandez, aka â€śFrank,â€ť 43, Aaron Steven Fernandez, aka â€śFat A--,â€ť 26, and Thomas Joseph Salazar, aka â€śT.J.â€ť with various offenses related to narcotics trafficking, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas.
The defendants remain on pre-trial release following their arrests early this month by Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Arraignment dates have not yet been set.
If you give blood you give someone else a life to live.
On Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, Coffee Memorial Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the Stinnett Community Center on 801 Main Street.
The drive will begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. You must be 17 years old and present a photo ID or a donor card.
All eligible donors will receive a Coffee Memorial Blood Center t-shirt.
All blood types are needed. There is no substitute for blood. It can only come from volunteer blood donors.
For appointments, please call 331-8800 or 1-877-574-8800. Walk-ins are welcome.
Ralls Appliance, GE Whirlpool, United Supermarkets and the Salvation Army will donate new refrigerators stocked full of groceries to the less fortunate families this year.
Ralls Appliance offered this to many families last year for the holidays.
â€śWe understand the value of a helping hand. With over 40 years in business, weâ€™ve faced some tough times ourselves,â€ť stated Jack Klaus, owner of Ralls Appliance.
PETA asked the tiny Texas Panhandle town of Turkey on Monday to change its name to Tofurky for Thanksgiving.
PETA made its pitch to â€śpromote compassion,â€ť it said in its letter, offering to provide a â€śdelicious, healthy vegan holiday feastâ€ť for the town in exchange for the name change.
The people in the community has made their voices heard by saying "thanks but no thanks."
But what do you think? Should the town of Turkey accept PETA's offer?
Let us know what you think by voting on our weekly poll.
Make your plans to attend the First Annual Stinnett Holiday Soiree on December 3,2011 at the Stinnett Community Center.
We have many vendors and crafters. You will not want to miss the fun. Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
We still have a few spaces open.
Contact Mandy Cook at 806-878-3944 or Robbie Dougherty at 806-662-4961 for any questions.
Itâ€™s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Borger! Gary Winks, Cameron Boothe, and Joe Rodriguez work busily to get decorations hung on the poles on Main Street.
PHOTO BY DON RICE